Recommendations without sharing driving styles are meaningless.luke said:Ok, we've had discussions on track tires and different sized tires. Say you don't have alot of interest in getting on a track, but want a real nice set of tires for the road.
What do you recommend? Please give brand and model, and size if it varies from stock
On the street I've got experience w/ dunlop 207's (sucked), Metzler M1's (very good street), Michelin Pilot Powers (excelent street/trackday tire) and Pirelli Supercorsas (a DOT race tire that I had mounted on my ZX6R when i was down at VIR. I got em for the track but left em on when i rode them on street)luke said:Those of you in the "black round ones" camp, I see your point. The objective was more to draw out some particular brands to avoid. Right now I'm thinking I'm in the market for tires for the CBR F2, and the ninja is getting sold.
I think some valid points were brought up about the style of riding and so forth so I will describe my needs in more detail.
I live in southwest Wisconsin. The riding season is comparatively short here. I don't intend to visit a track anytime soon and don't have a real developed interest in track racing. My riding style will most likely consist of a balance between commuting and spirited street riding.
Keep in mind that I really haven't put enough miles on any given bike to warrant a tire replacement. So, naturally my basis of thought is rather thin in this area, short of 'you get what you pay for.' Anyway, given these circumstances, even a response of "it really doesn't matter" is still a valid piece of information because its based on the experience of others that I wouldn't otherwise have to benefit me. So with that in mind, are there any particularly shining choices out there that suit my needs? Maybe somebody has a link for a place to get tires at a good price?
thanks for the replies.
It'll have a bigger footprint on the pavment, but as you go wider it slows down steering response. To a point, this can be compensated for by making changes to the geometry.Lacessit said:What are the advantages and disadvantages to plus sizing tires? (going wider)
When going to a wider tire, is it necessary (or possible) to drop the profile (keeping overall diameter equal)?
What is common/good milage to look for from stock tires, sport tires, and touring tires?
Agreed! FOG is Old and cranky , but so are most 'older guys' . His answers don't bother me cause he answers questions much like my father does(ever seen 'Grumpy Old Men' ?) As for the stock tires they are OK , my front is still like new and the rear didn't make 5k miles . Now I have a Dunlop K505 on the rear . Why ? Well , Because I get a discount at the Honda shop and thats what they had to fit my bike (140/70/17) , the tire come stock on a NightHawk or Hurricane 600R.FOG said:No Deano,
I'm A retired Engineer that used to race ex's for 15 years last season was 2000 at age 64. won 1 class 2nd in another. I just hang around here to try to keep the kids from doing stupid stuff. I'll stick by my comment of "round black ones". If you knew me better you would read into that that there aren't any bad ones out there. Even the Stock tires aren't as bad as there made out to be. Folks change em because there there.
I think by now you'll see my point. You'll get as many answers as there are tires.